unclemike (2895) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - DEC 16, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is malty and hoppy with caramel and citrus/pine hops. The appearance is amber with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma with a bitter finish. The palate is average. Overall this is better than average but not great
DWestrick (656) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. not bad, a decent IPA is still better than most others -but it lacked any real distinguishing qualities.
haddon90 (1617) - Newport Beach, California, USA - NOV 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a decent frothy head. Light hoppy aroma. Nothing much else in the aroma. Decent hops in the taste. Some light grapefruit and tart as well. Not really offering much but a decent IPA.
jcos (1784) - Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Location/Date:Bottle split with Ben on November 11th, 2012.
Appearance: Pours a dark orange.
Aroma: Aroma of bready malt.
Taste: Bready, faint citrus, little bitterness.
Summary: Just like Ben, I think this maybe one of the worst IPAs Iíve had. My second Minhas beer, might be my last. Iím confused why this is distributed to Maryland all the way from Wisconsin when itís just not very good.
ben4321 (5681) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from State Line, 11/11/12, Palindromic Rating #2552
Aroma: The nose is a little off, some fruity notes, a little soap, straw, not great
Appearance: It pours a hazy dark orangish color with a small head and light lace
Flavor: The taste, feels off like the nose, a little bit soap and fruit, and a odd hop bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, it has a lively carbonation, and a fairly poor mouthfeel/finish
Iím not a fan of this one at all. Iíll make sure to avoid this one going forward. As far as I can tell from the oneís Iíve tried, Minhas just doesnít make good beers.
thegreenrooster (3997) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 10, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pour is a murky brown with a small tan head. Aroma smells kinda fruity but deffinatly no hops. Flavor is a sweet sticky malt with no hops and a awful sourness toward the end. I gotta agree with most that this is weak sauce. Taste like my first attempt at homebrew. $1.99 at trader joes as boatswain IPA.
Travlr (21400) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle from Trader Joeís. Clear dark amber color, medium white head. Aroma of caramel and straw. Taste is caramel and paper.
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 9, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Vague impressions of caramel, citrus and dirt. Deep, dark orange color. Sweet earthy flavor, like composted oranges might taste. Slick, syrupy body. I should have known when it said Boatswain was brewed in Monroe what was afoot. Damn you Trader Joeís! For two bucks a bomber, it probably better than a malt beverage in that range, depending on who you ask.
penstemon (224) - Washington, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Purchased at Trader Joeís as Boatswain American IPA. Pours copper with a white head. Aromas of toffee and yeast. Almost sort of a Belgian yeasty thing going on in the flavor, with grain sweetness and a hint of burnt sugar. Very lightly bitter finish. If I didnít know this was supposed to be an IPA, I would have no idea. Too sweet and very little hop character. Not a horrible beer, but pretty underwhelming.
mjg74 (3015) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 6, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bomber from Trader Joeís. Dark amber color upon pouring. Almost hopless nose. Smells like a malt liquor. Very little in the way of hops. Some fusel qualities. Not good.